Recent patent infringement cases filed in the Eastern District of Texas

By John Suayan | Sep 6, 2016


Aug. 31

Venus Locations, LLC v. Actsoft, Inc. 2:16-cv-00983-JRG-RSP

Venus Locations, LLC v. InTouch GPS, LLC 2:16-cv-00984-JRG-RSP

Venus Locations, LLC v. Omnitracs, LLC 2:16-cv-00985-JRG-RSP

Venus Locations, LLC v. Teletrac, Inc. 2:16-cv-00986-JRG-RSP

The plaintiff Venus is based in Plano.

It seeks to stop what it asserts was infringement of United States Patent Number 6,442,485.

Recent court papers show that the ‘485 patent, entitled “Method and apparatus for an automatic vehicle location, collision notification, and synthetic voice,” was issued on Aug. 27, 2002. They add that the patent contains four independent claims and 23 dependent claims.

“The invention claimed in the ‘485 patent comprises a system for automatic positional location including detection of a nearest location,” court documents say.

Venus seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

Attorneys Eugenio J. Torres-Oyola and Jean G. Vidal Font of the law firm Ferraiuoli LLC in San Juan, PR are representing the complainant.


Venadium LLC v. BuzzFeed, Inc. 5:16-cv-00118-RWS-CMC

Venadium LLC v. J.D. Power and Associates 5:16-cv-00119-RWS-CMC

Venadium LLC v. LivingSocial, Inc. 5:16-cv-00120-RWS-CMC

Venadium LLC v. Spotify USA Inc. 5:16-cv-00121-RWS-CMC

Venadium LLC v. WP Company LLC d/b/a The Washington Post 5:16-cv-00122-RWS-CMC

Plano-based Venadium is the plaintiff.

It claims ownership of U.S. Patent No. 6,330,549. The patent in question, entitled “Protected Shareware,” was issued on Dec. 11, 2001.

Venadium seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

The complainant is represented by attorney Peter J. Corcoran, III of the law firm Corcoran IP Law, PLLC in Texarkana.

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